Sometimes you just have to make the most you can with what you’ve got. So here we go, creating a home made splitzer for the Holga, for control over those ever so lovely multi-exposures.
For this tip you will need:
- Pencil/Pen/Sharpie [anything to write with]
- Any kind of paper [the tougher the better]
- Adhesive Tape
- and of course… your camera
Ok, so these are some detailed [but not strict] instructions on how I did my home made splitzer.
Step 1: Take your camera, put the lens against the paper and draw a circle around it, so that you can have a drawn circle of the approximate size of your camera lens.
Step 2: Take your scissors and cut the circle you just drew by the inside [because you want your circle to be slightly smaller than your lens so it can fit in it]. Hopefully your circle cutting skills will be better than mine. _
Step 3: Fold that circle you’ve just cut in half
Step 4: Take some pieces of adhesive tape [either transparent or duct tape] and tape the half circle to the one side of your lens you want to block in the multi-exposure.
Step 5 [optional]: I recommend sticking a piece of tape in half of the side you’re blocking on the lens so you can have an idea of what it is you’re capturing on the first exposure.
Step 6: Snap away. Then switch the half circle to the other side so you can have full control over what comes on each side of your multi-exposure. [You can also fold or cut the paper to different shapes for more than just half splits.]
Enjoy your new measured Holga multi-exposures.